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Storms kill two, displace thousands of people in Sagaing

24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
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Mandalay villagers long for blissful, not-so-distant past

24 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Nyaung Ni Pin's villagers can now barely recall those happy times when they could just go down to the Dotehtawady River to splash in, as well as drink, its clear water. Fish were abundant and the river was the lifeblood of the village of about 1000 people, as we...
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The Standoff Over the Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar: Advantage China

Introduction—China's Stalled Dam Project in Myanmar On January 12th, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Myanmar issued a statement warning Myanmar that if it failed to resolve the dispute over the stalled Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, "con...
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Waingmaw residents call for end of Myitsone Dam project

23 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Thousands of people in Waingmaw township in Kachin State protested against the resumption of the stalled Myitsone Dam project on Monday. The protesters said they would prefer the state to be underdeveloped rather than to see the project resume because they said it...
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ေျမေအာက္ေရေအာင္းလြာထဲသို႔ေရငန္တိုး၀င္ျခင္းႏွင့္မဟာရန္ကုန္ - အပိုင္း ၂

ေရငန္ (Salt water)၊ လူ၊က်ြဲနြား၊တရိစာၦန္တို႔ မေသာက္သံုးႏွိင္ေသာေရ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ေရွ့ေျပးစမ္းသပ္နည္းမွာ ထိုေရကိုလွ်ာျဖင့္ အနဲငယ္တို႔ၾကည့္ပါက လက္ဖခံႏ်ိင္ေလာက္သည့္ ငံေသာအရသာကို ရေပါမည္။ အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္ ဆိုေသာ္ ပင္လယ္ေရ၊ ဆားငန္ေရတြင္ေပ်ာ္၀င္ေနေသာဓါတ္ဆားပမာဏသည္ လူသတၱ၀ါတို႔၏  ေသြးထဲတြင္ရိွသည့္ ဓါတ္ဆားပမာဏ ထ...
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Infrastructural development will enhance resources of Ayeyawady delta

14 April 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Ayeyawady Region is a delta area with full of rivers and creeks. Fertile land and abundant aquatic resources are major source of livelihood for local people. The region was widely known as a granary of Myanmar, and the promotion of its agricult...
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Environmental group to build capacity with IFC support

12 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) enter into an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve environmental and social (E&S) risk assessment and management skills in the private sector. The MEAA, which has over 1...
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Grants for collaborative research for policy and practice for Mekong Region researchers

The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) announces a call for concept notes for its research grants for 2019. This phase of the programme (2019-2028) is titled SUMERNET 4 All, focusing on water insecurity in the Mekong Region. The total fund available in this round is 12,000,000 SEK for 12...
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Inle Lake Prepares For First-Ever Floating Water Festival

11 April 18 - Source: Irrawaddy - YANGON — A floating Thingyan will be held for the first time ever over the four days of this year's annual water festival with many activities aimed both at promoting the culture of the ethnic Intha who live around Shan State's popular Inle Lake and at boosting tour...
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Application of Capacitive Deionization (CDI) Technology for Treating the Brackish Ground Water in Dala

​ Introduction  The desalination of brackish water is a necessary process due to seawater intrusion and the scarcity of potable water inDala township in the Yangon region of Myanmar. The application of capacitive deionization (CDI) was proposed anddemonstrated for the desalination of ground wat...
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Public health hinges on safe medical waste disposal

09 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - At 6pm each day, Ko Aung Si Thu, an employee of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), starts collecting garbage on Anawrahta street in Pazundaung township. He works until 6am the next day. While making his rounds, he often finds potentially dangerous was...
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Myanmar may face water shortage in this year: a meteorologist

09 April 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Weather will be hotter than usual in this year and Myanmar may face water shortage due to El Niño and late monsoon arrival, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw. "El Niño could bring some weather changes in this year and all meteorologists forecasted that the arrival o...
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Living Image of Oasis Yangon City

07 April 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - New facilities are being developed in Yangon for leisure and recreation of the locals and for attracting more visitors. An aquarium of international standard is set to open in Kandawgyi Park by October 2019, according to the sources of Yangon City ...
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A lifetime of plastic consumption

05 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The grand entrance gate is built using hundreds of discarded water bottles. In the entrance of the gate, huge curtains hang, made from sewn together instant coffee packs. It is ostensibly revolting. A literal palace of trash, but people want to take selfies with...
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Myanmar environmental conditions improve

05 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Despite severe damage in the past two decades, Myanmar's environment has improved, according to U San Oo, deputy director general of the Environmental Conservation Department. During a press conference at the ministry on Thursday, he credited the improvement of ...
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